Union Street Café by Gordon Ramsay

Bars, Italian, Mediterranean·
££££
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Bronze Award
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SquareMeal Review of Union Street Café by Gordon Ramsay

Bronze Award

With Gordon Ramsay's name proudly displayed in bright blue neon on the wall outside, there's no mistaking who's behind this eatery on Union Street. Warehouse chic, exposed brick walls and concrete floors might still be all the rage in Ramsay land, but this place also comes with a warm, friendly vibe and "fabulous" service – "it's just lovely every time we go", says one fan. The menu brings the Mediterranean to Southwark in the shape of, say, warm buffalo mozzarella wrapped in speck or refreshingly light gazpacho with raspberries and strawberries. Pasta is made fresh each day (our tagliolini with marjoram and mussels was spot-on), while whole lemon sole with peperonata and datterini tomatoes shows some serious skills. To finish, any mamma would be proud of the baked peaches filled with chocolate and amaretti. Round things off in the basement cocktail bar and you'll leave content.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Bars, Italian, Mediterranean
Eat at Home
Takeaway service
Ambience
Cool, Fun, Lively, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions

COVID-19 Update for Union Street Café by Gordon Ramsay

Updated on 22 Jul 2020

Your wellbeing is important to us, please note we have introduced new measures into our restaurants, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and hand sanitiser stations. If you or any of your party are feeling unwell, especially if you have a high temperature, a new persistent cough or a loss of taste or smell, please contact us to cancel your booking. For more information on our response to COVID-19, please click the link.

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Location for Union Street Café by Gordon Ramsay

47-51 Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0BS

020 7592 7977

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue 17:00-21:30
Wed 17:00-21:30
Thu 17:00-21:30
Fri 17:00-21:30
Sat 17:00-21:30
Sun Closed

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22 Reviews 
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justin L

06 August 2019  
It's a testament to the London restaurant scene that I had to think hard to find a restaurant that I wasn't overly impressed with but Gordon Ramsey's Union Street cafe was sadly disappointing. Looking at the menu before going, I was excited for some simple but delicious Mediterranean food that packed a punch. The food unfortunately didn't pack the punch I was hoping for at all and was on a par with high street chain restaurants like Prezzo or Carluccios. I don't mean to say the food was bad (I enjoy a Prezzo and Carluccios), it was just underwhelming for a Gordon Ramsey establishment and came along with the higher price tag. You never know, maybe they were having an off day but the restaurant is lovely and the downstairs bar is great so I would be tempted to go back for another try.

Sehar M

26 July 2019  
Lovely decor and atmosphere wih a beautiful silver Olive tree as a signatory brand. Unfortunately, the food did not meet standards. We had the set menu. From the mains, the sea bass was terribly over salted and had to be sent back. The pea soup was mediocre at best. Chicken thighs were acceptable. This was partially compensated by the really good service / staff and the discount off the bill when they realised we were not happy and apologised as it was a one off event on the chef being off sick.

Gabriela M

28 June 2019  
The service is excellent, the quality of food is great and the dishes;take you back in time. The ambience is relax, i think is value for money.

Gabriela M

27 June 2018  
The service is relax but presice, the food is authentic, old school recipies and quality of ingredients are supreme.

Benn H

Terrible! Will not be returning.
15 June 2018  
Arrived to find an all day party was just coming to an end downstairs so that area of the restaurant was closed. We were the only two other diners upstairs and every single member of staff ignored us to deal with the aftermath of the downstairs event. Sat at the bar for 15 minutes whilst the staff all chatted around the entrance, the chefs were all celebrating someones birthday in the kitchen. They seemed to go out of there way to make us feel unwanted and actually blanked us serval times when we asked for help. My partner ordered a drink and i was ignored. Eventually i was served, we were still the only two people in the place with about 6 members of staff all ignoring us. The dirty martini was absolutely awful, wine was ok. Quickly finished our drinks and left. The bar man was kind enough to add a £2.80 service charge to our drinks, what a joke. Complete waste of money and time. Honestly ive never experienced such terrible customer service in a restaurant. Cancelled our table and left very disappointed. Dont waste your time or money in this place.
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michael B

28 May 2017  
Usually say away from bistro's or cafes boasting the name of a celebrity chef, this is an exception offering tasty, authentic Italian food with an excellent reasonable priced wine list in a lively, friendly environment. If you avoid the temptation of the white truffle it is pleasantly affordable.

Anon

05 May 2017  
Happy, friendly place to meet and eat great food.

Claire S

04 May 2017  
Bad reception, under cooked eggs starter, over cooked fish main, fairly tasteless overall, over charged on bill. The good? Service was excellent and we were refunded the whole bill. Still, I would never return.

Maia H

04 May 2017  
What an amazing pop up. We loved the decor and the olive oil cocktails were unique. The bar staff were really friends and it was like being transported to Italy. More restaurants should be as adventurous as this.

Anon

02 June 2016  
Everything great, service, professionalism and good vegetarian selection, wine nice too. Goodo gordan!! :-) ambience is great, good for business meetings.
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